Category Archives: events

I just heard about the concert series that happens on Sundays at the Central Library. Who organized that, how long has it been going on and how much are tickets?

It’s funny you should ask that because 2017 marks some significant anniversaries for the series and the Library’s relationship to it but before we get into that, I need to emphasize that the concerts are free. No tickets needed! The … Continue reading

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I’m really excited about the upcoming 3rd Annual Edgar Allan Poe Victorian Halloween at the Dallas Public Library Children’s Center on Saturday October 22nd. Are my kids too young for Poe? What’s a good introduction to his works or something similar to get us in the mood?

To start with, check out “The Incorrigible Children of Ashton Place” series by Maryrose Wood. The author will be at the Poe Victorian Halloween event on Saturday October 22nd. Her books are described as a cross between Lemony Snicket and … Continue reading

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The Black Theatre exhibition on the 4th floor is great! Can you tell me about the book it’s based on?

Our current exhibit, Stages of Struggle and Celebration: Black Theatre in Texas, focuses on the rich history of the dramatic arts across five of Texas’s major cities: Austin, San Antonio, Dallas, Houston and Fort Worth.  The collection is composed of archival … Continue reading

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I’m looking to become a published author, but I’m not sure where to start. Does the library offer anything that can help an aspiring writer?

Even after you’ve finished writing your novel or memoir, the road to publication can still seem daunting with so much information to sift through and so many options. Thankfully, there’s an event happening at the J. Erik Jonsson Central Library … Continue reading

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Quilting on the Modern Spectrum: Hot, Loud Fun

Hot, loud fun—sounds like an ad for Six Flags, doesn’t it? Well, forget theme parks, at least for this month. We’re talking about quilts here, but quilts that even the most jaded will call art. These are the wildest, most controversial, … Continue reading

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